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Kerry courts Kurds' aid

But quest for Iraqi unity taking hits, he’s told

Posted: June 25, 2014 at 5:50 a.m.

Secretary of State John Kerry and Massoud Barzani, the Kurdish regional president, meet Tuesday in Irbil in northern Iraq.

The leader of Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdish region said Tuesday that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was confronting an enormous challenge in seeking a multisectarian Iraqi government, declaring that a rapid Sunni insurgent advance has already created "a new reality and a new Iraq."

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